Young and Hungry

What To Eat Tonight: Lamb Sopes at Tackle Box-Turned-Bandolero Pop-Up

Maybe you missed your last shot to preview Top Chef alum and recent City Paper cover boy Mike Isabella's forthcoming Mexican restaurant Bandolero. Here's to second chances. Tonight, the Graffiato toque kicks-off another series of pop-up dinners at Tackle Box in Cleveland Park. Choose your own gustatory adventure from a sprawling menu of taquitos (crab, tuna or beef), tacos (octopus, asparagus, suckling pig, others) and even more stuff (empanadas, enchiladas, nachos, et cetera). My advice: do not pass up the sopes. The five-course tasting menu is priced at $65, including tax and gratuity. Cocktails are extra. Make reservations here. Also: walk-ins are welcome to dine at the bar. Even if you can't make it tonight, the pop-up continues somewhat sporadically through May 5.

Coming up: the popular Virginia food truck Hot People Food returns to the actual kitchen at Fruit Bat for another Friday and Saturday night pop-up. Also on Saturday: Lost Society is pouring free champagne as part of its new weekly brunch bash. Sunday features two big foodie events: Oysterstock at Poste Moderne Brasserie and Cochon 555 at the Liaison Hotel on Capitol Hill. Next week: Ris spotlights Oregon's Elk Cove Vineyards with a four-course dinner on Monday, while NFL standout Charles Woodson showcases his own brand of vino at Assaggi Mozzarella Bar in Bethesda on Thursday.

For more info and other options, click on any link in the Y&H food events calendar above.

Got something tasty going on? Email tips, daily specials and event listings to hungry@washingtoncitypaper.com

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